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#TogetherWeCan: Transform Lives one school at a time

Sehgal Foundation team members are working tirelessly to prevent COVID-19 with community awareness-building sessions held in small groups with local leaders and community members. These sessions encourage participants to be involved in the prevention strategies of their own communities and prepare them to respond safely and appropriately. Local teams are working closely with partner schools under the Transform Lives one school at a time program to provide staff with information about how to keep school facilities safe and sanitized during COVID-19!

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COVID-19 Response
Sehgal Foundation's COVID-19 relief work continues across intervention locations in Haryana, Bihar, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. Our local teams are reaching out to communities, building awareness in small groups, and distributing masks, sanitizers, gloves, and dry rations to villagers and front-line workers. Meanwhile, school management committees are also meeting to oversee the transformation work in schools to ensure sustainability.

Gram Panchayat-District Administration Dialogue 
Sehgal Foundation organized a District Administration Dialogue, Nuh, Haryana, on Aug 5 to facilitate better information sharing and coordination between gram panchayat and district administration to ensure effective implementation of government programs. Mr. Ramesh Kumar, Panchayat Officer, Nagina Block, Nuh and Mr. Varun Kumar, MGNREGA District Officer, Nuh, joined the dialogue and spoke about opportunities of livelihood generation during COVID-19. About twenty sarpanchs from Nuh participated in the program.

Rise in Women Leadership webinar 

Sehgal Foundation COO, Ms. Anjali Makhija, spoke on a power panel of women leaders from the development sector in a webinar on “The Rise in Women Leadership” on Aug 21 organized by Third Sector Partners. She shared that women's leadership has to be nurtured and organizational policies must tap and support their leadership at all levels. Collective leadership at the grassroots works wonders and provides solutions to problems at the local level.

Virtual Training on biosand filter technology
Sehgal Foundation together with National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) conducted a three-day virtual learning on biosand filter technology from Aug 25–28 led by the foundation’s Adaptive Technology Water in collaboration with the Water and Wastewater Resource Center at NIRDPR. Seventy-two participants attended the program, including individuals and representatives from NGOs and government departments from different parts of India.

Participation in STIP 2020
Community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 is one of the participating stations in the Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020 project by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and CEMCA (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia). Twenty-five community radio stations across India have been involved in the grassroots-level initiative “Thoughts for India” to collect voices for the formulation of the 2020 Science Technology and Innovation Policy of the country. Read more . . .

Radio and Education 

Community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat is part of “Knowledge on Airwaves,” central government’s initiative to being curriculum-based classroom series from NCERT, also being telecasted as PM eVidya, having twelve new DTH channels on television to bridge the education gap for schoolchildren during the pandemic.

Radio for Gender Equality

Community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 launched a new audio series on gender equality on August 15, 2020. The program series, Badalta Samay is supported by Sandvik Asia Pvt. Ltd. Badalta Samay is an outcome of the award received by S M Sehgal Foundation’s community radio Alfaz-e-Mewat for its gender programming at the Sandvik India Gender Awards in 2019. Read more . . .


An interview with Anjali Makhija, COO, S M Sehgal Foundation

Upon the outbreak of COVID-19 in India, our team’s immediate response was to disseminate information among rural communities about this new virus and steps toward its prevention. For India CSR Leadership Series, she talks about how Sehgal Foundation contributing to the societal progress of the nation. Read more . . . 


Identifying the seasonal variability in source of groundwater salinization using deuterium excess-a case study from Mewat, Haryana, India

Lalit Sharma, director, Adaptive Technologies, Sehgal Foundation, has co-authored a paper along with technical experts of NIH, Roorkee;  IIT, Roorkee; and University of IOWA. The technical paper is published in Elsevier Journal of Hydrology and focuses on seasonal salinity in Mewat. It is based on the study under National Hydrology Project (NHP) funded by The World Bank. Read more . . .

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Editorial Team: Arti Manchanda Grover, Marly Cornell, Pooja O. Murada

Contributors: Anjali Makhija, Ellora Mubashir, Junaid Khan, Rahul Kumar, Vrindaa Sharma

Photo credits: Sehgal Foundation staff

Design and Production: Communications team

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